Wednesday, November 28, 2007

رفيق علي أحمد

Lately I've been away from the cultural scene in Kuwait. Not that we actually have one in here, but I just used to tune in to more of these meager activities. Tonight, as I canceled a movie outing, I decided to make up for it by attending this monologue. Going to the theatre, I didn't really expect much. It's one of those activities organized by NCCAL, and although I am sometimes entertained by their choice of material, it's been a while since they brought something that really interested me.

That is until tonight. This is not one of those elaborately maintained shows. As with most monologues, this is a simple act that depends mostly on the actor himself. Rafik Ali Ahmad did a wonderful job entertaining his audience with a flare of comedy that hides behind it the dismal situation in Lebanon, among other tragedies (aging and its effect on men was a dominant theme).

Dinner at Le Notre after the show was the perfect ending to my night.

(An early trip to Soug El-7amam, in spite of a flat tire on the way there, was how my cultural experience started today :)

I'm too sleepy to read what I wrote. If you don't like, dont continue.
I'm also too lazy to add pictures. Use your imagination to fill them in. :)

Update: I just received a picture of a friend we made at Soug El-7amam.


Shurouq said...

hehe Yes. first name is Rafeeq. You asked then disappeared.

Amethyst said...

We don't have a cutural scene:(

It's good that the Lebanese tragedy is introduced to the "cultural scene" in Kuwait in theatre. Interesting.

Le Notre! *sigh*

Ra7aLaH said...

2night's show was canceled!
They said "3o6el kahrbae"
I wonder whats the real reason!

Soud said...

يشبه الممثل اللى يمثل فى باب الحارة

بليله بلبلووك


Soud said...


White Wings said...

you heard? second show was cancelled because of electricity trouble, i would say there is more than an electric shock to this story, wouldn't you say? :)

ValenciaLover said...

I'm glad we made it the first night. It was awesome. I enjoyed going out with my sisters too. It's been a long time since we went out together, so when is our next day out?

I know that hand. I met her that same flat-tire day, didn't I?

Disturbed Stranger said...

I know that hand too...

Hanan said...

ra7alah & white wings. Not electrical problems but something close to censorship problems though it wasn't really censored off the stage.

valencia. yes. you met the hand :) & yeah that was fun and it's been a while.